Chemistry in Materials Chemistry (M.A.S.)

Materials chemistry is study of designing and synthesizing materials with distinct or useful characteristics, like magnetic, optical, catalytic, or structural properties. This includes understanding these materials on a molecular level.

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This professional master’s program in materials chemistry is a part-time, online program designed for scientists who wish to broaden their background in synthesis, characterization, and properties of materials and chemical systems. The program combines modern materials design and synthesis strategies with innovative characterization techniques, along with computational and simulation methods.

It is structured to provide you opportunities to develop a broad understanding of materials synthesis and characterization, to learn to design and manage projects, and to sharpen your skills in intellectual property management.

Also, learn how to lead teams in problem-solving strategies, as the program has a focus on professional skills in project management, technical communication, and intellectual property management.

Program Overview

This part-time, online professional master’s program is designed for scientists to broaden their background in synthesis, characterization, and properties of materials and chemical systems. Learn how to lead teams in problem-solving strategies, as the program also focuses on professional skills.

Career Opportunities

Material scientists spend a lot time discovering facts and solving problems. Work can involve hands-on, practical problems and solutions.

  • CAD technician
  • Design engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Product/process development scientist
  • Research scientist in physical sciences
  • Technical sales engineer

Applicants are expected to hold a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering with at least two semesters of organic chemistry and two semesters of calculus.

Applicants must submit a transcript, one letter of recommendation, and a professional statement.

GRE scores are required for applicants whose overall undergraduate GPA fell between 2.5–3.0/4.0. Minimum GRE scores are 300 (quantitative+verbal), 2.5 )analytic writing). GRE scores are not required for applicants whose overall undergraduate GPA was 3.0/4.0 or higher.